Refractive-index-profile determinations by using Lloyd’s mirage Academic Article uri icon


  • A method is presented for the experimental determination of refractive-index profiles for planar media of monotonically decreasing refractive index, such as those used for optical waveguides. The technique is based on a generalization of the classical experiment of Lloyd's mirror, involving the interference pattern formed by a point source and its mirage, i.e., its reflection in such a graded planar medium.

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  • April 1, 1994

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